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Friday, April 28, 2017

Restaurant news for Cavan, DTB, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Chef Nathan Richard has introduced a new menu at Cavan, including a tuna poke with benne seeds, avocado puree and a red chili puree. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Chef Nathan Richard has introduced a new menu at Cavan, including a tuna poke with benne seeds, avocado puree and a red chili puree.

Chef Nathan Richard took over the kitchen at Cavan (3607 Magazine St., 504-509-7655) a month ago, and he introduced a new menu April 24.

The chef, who previously ran the kitchens at Kingfish and The Bombay Club, replaced chef Ben Thibodeaux.

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NOSH opens in the Warehouse District

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:03 AM

NOSH, a new restaurant and lounge from the Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts group, is now open in the Warehouse District. - COURTESY NOSH
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  • NOSH, a new restaurant and lounge from the Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts group, is now open in the Warehouse District.

NOSH (752 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-581-1103), a restaurant and lounge from the Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts group, opened Thursday in the Warehouse District.

NOSH, which stands for New Orleans Social House, replaces Tommy’s Wine Bar at the corner of Julia and Tchoupitoulas streets. The restaurant and lounge will host live music every night.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Auction House Market will open in Warehouse District in 2017

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:20 AM

The Auction House Market, a new food hall concept from the owners of St. Roch Market, will open by the end of 2017 at 801 Magazine St. - COURTESY THE AUCTION HOUSE MARKET
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  • The Auction House Market, a new food hall concept from the owners of St. Roch Market, will open by the end of 2017 at 801 Magazine St.

The folks behind St. Roch Market have a new project in the Warehouse District.

The Auction House Market, which is slated to open by the end of the year, will house 10 food stalls on the bottom floor at 801 Magazine St., a warehouse building previously occupied by the New Orleans Auction Galleries. The building, which was built in 1895, was originally the Tinker Copper and Iron Works, and the owners say plans for the market’s design will honor the original concept.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Daily Beet opens in the CBD

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 11:09 AM

The Daily Beet, a new health-focused juice bar and cafe, is now open in the Central Business District. - COURTESY THE DAILY BEET/FACEBOOK
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  • The Daily Beet, a new health-focused juice bar and cafe, is now open in the Central Business District.

The Daily Beet (1000 Girod St., 504-605-4413), a health-focused cafe and juice bar, is now open in the Central Business District.

The cafe serves health-conscious fare with a West Coast vibe, including cold-pressed juices, grain bowls, salads and smoothies.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Koreole halts plans for St. Claude Avenue grocery, restaurant

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:09 AM



Koreole is curbing their opening plans for a Korean grocery and restaurant on St. Claude Avenue. - COURTESY KOREOLE/FACEBOOK
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  • Koreole is curbing their opening plans for a Korean grocery and restaurant on St. Claude Avenue.

Koreole, the Korean grocery and deli slated to open on St. Claude Avenue, has curbed its plans for the time being, says owner Kayti Chung-Williams.

The announcement comes following health complications suffered by Chung-Williams, who says she’s under doctor’s orders to transition to a low-impact lifestyle for a while.
Chung-Williams underwent radiation treatment last fall for a spinal cord tumor, she said.

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Saint Cecilia now open in the French Quarter

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM

St. Cecilia, a new restaurant and bar, is now open in the French Quarter across the street from the French Market. - COURTESY ST. CECILIA/FACEBOOK
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  • St. Cecilia, a new restaurant and bar, is now open in the French Quarter across the street from the French Market.

Saint Cecilia (91 French Market Place, 504-522-5851) a new restaurant and bar, is now open in the French Quarter. The owners of gastropub Saint Lawrence opened the casual spot across the street from the French Market, and it has indoor and outdoor seating and a spacious bar.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pizza Poetry Project returns April 21

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Pizza Delicious is among several New Orleans pizza joints offering poetry from students age 6-18. - COURTESY PIZZA DELICIOUS
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  • Pizza Delicious is among several New Orleans pizza joints offering poetry from students age 6-18.

In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the fourth annual Pizza Poetry Project from Big Class, a writing and literacy program for young students in New Orleans, serves poetry from students ages 6-18 on takeout boxes from several local pizzerias.

On the cardboard box with your pizza order comes a work from a young local writer. Participating pizza joints include G's Pizza, Garage Pizza, Mid City Pizza, Pizza Delicious, Reginelli's and Theo's.

This year, the pizza project runs alongside the inaugural New Orleans Youth Poetry Festival running April 19 and April 21-21. There's a youth open mic with Sunni Patterson and Pages Matam from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. April 19 at Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center, followed by a youth slam and mixer on April 21 and writing workshops and other events from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22 at the New Orleans Public Library's Main Branch on Loyola Avenue. Visit the website for a full schedule and more information.

Since 2010, Big Class has served more than 3,500 students through its writing programs. From 2015-2016, the group published more than 30 publications featuring student work from more than 1,200 students. 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Church Alley Coffee Bar opens in Mid-City

Posted By on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Church Alley Coffee Bar is now open in Mid-City at 4201 Canal Street. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Church Alley Coffee Bar is now open in Mid-City at 4201 Canal Street.

After leaving its home in Central City in December, Church Alley Coffee Bar (4201 Canal St., 504-304-6306) is now open in Mid-City.

The new coffee shop held its grand opening party April 15.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Little Tokyo in Mid-City closes, reopens as Ikura Hibachi and Sushi

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Ikura Hibachi and Sushi is now open at 310 N. Carrollton Ave.
  • Ikura Hibachi and Sushi is now open at 310 N. Carrollton Ave.

Mid-City’s long-running sushi spot Little Tokyo quietly closed last month, and a group of new owners have quickly reopened the space as a new Japanese restaurant.

Ikura Hibachi and Sushi, which took over the Mid-City Center spot at 310 N. Carrollton Avenue, opened last week, serving a similar menu of traditional and creative sushi rolls, as well as a host of new lunch and dinner items.

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Pulp and Grind opens Uptown location April 17

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Pulp and Grind is opening a second location Uptown at 5720 Magazine St. on April 17. - COURTESY PULP AND GRIND/FACEBOOK
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  • Pulp and Grind is opening a second location Uptown at 5720 Magazine St. on April 17.

Pulp and Grind, the juice, coffee and pastry hub from the folks behind Satsuma Cafe, is opening a second location in Uptown on April 17.

The new spot, at 5720 Magazine Street, takes over the space formerly occupied by the short-lived HiVolt Bakery expansion, which closed in January, following a brief, one-year run.

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